West Valley Central School

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West Valley Central School
5359 School Street West Valley, NY 14171
School type Public
School district West Valley Central School District
Superintendent Eric J. Lawton
Principal Daniel L. Amodeo
Grades K-12
Color(s) Purple & Gold
Athletics conference Class D
Mascot Wildcat

West Valley Central School, known locally as WVCS, is a K-12 school located in West Valley, an unincorporated hamlet in the town of Ashford, New York. Due to Ashford's relatively small population and the district's limited geographic size, the school serves only a few hundred students. There are separate wings for the elementary, middle, and high school, although some rooms in the school are shared, such as the cafeteria, gymnasium, and auditorium.

There are many extracurricular activities. The school no longer has its own athletic department but has an agreement with Ellicottville Central School to allow student-athletes to play for their teams.

Because of the school's small size and enrollment, the school has discussed the possibility of merging with neighboring districts, but a straw poll to gauge support for a merger with Ellicottville Central School returned a negative response in the late 2000s. Other neighboring districts have been suggested as possible merger partners for West Valley, but none have shown significant interest.

Board of Education[edit]

Stephen Kowalski, President

Dennis McCauley, Vice-President

Frances Engels

George Kazmierczak

Teaseleman Jackson-McCarty

C. Mark Pfeffer

William Welling


Selected former principals[edit]

Previous assignment and reason for departure denoted in parentheses

Basketball Program[edit]

In 2008, West Valley's basketball team went on a 17-game winning streak, which was the longest in West Valley history. The only loss was to Pine Valley. Michael Hogenmiller was co-MVP of the league. Kyle Sutton, James Wangelin and Nick Casselman were first-team all-stars.

Coordinates: 42°24′19″N 78°36′32″W / 42.4054°N 78.6090°W / 42.4054; -78.6090